Waymon Hudson

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition... Literally

Filed By Waymon Hudson | January 19, 2010 6:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics, Politics
Tags: Afghanistan, crusade against the gays, guns, Iraq, military, religion

According to ABC News, our Military is operating in Muslim countries like Afghanistan and Iraq (and elsewhere in the world) with Bible Scripture imprinted on their guns. Not written on the guns, mind you. Actually embedded as part of the design.

Way to convince other countries we're not on a "Onward Christian Soldiers" Crusade:

abc_scope_100118_mn.jpgThe sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army. U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious "Crusade" in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents.

One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

$660 Million?!? To further enrage and give propaganda to people that are already convinced we are waging a Holy War in their land?

Brilliant strategy...

Rachel Maddow lays it on the line perfectly:

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Even better is the response from Trijicon:

anybody who complains is not a Christian.

Maybe. Or we just see how wrong and dangerous this is on so many different levels.

Holy crap, Holy Rollers...

(h/t Joe.My.God)


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Jewish, Muslim and Pagan soldiers ought to refuse to use the gunsight as an affront to their own religious beliefs...and the inscribing of the teachings of the claimed "Prince of Peace"(at least that from the Gospel of John) seems a huge affront to Christians.....I wonder what Rome will say about "Godly Gunsights?"

I just had a friend hand me an ACOG sight...

ACOG4X32JN8:12 MADE IN USA

The opposite side has only NSN1240-01-
412-6608

and a printed warning about the radioisotope...

Clever way to tuck in the Bible reference...

I couldn't find the St Paul cite...

"Crusade"? Now there's a word we could use...

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | January 20, 2010 4:58 AM

There are, in the world, 178,000 American Marines. What in the Hell do they need with 800,000 sights in any case? This is a multi year contract, but it is a poor deal on so many levels it buggers the imagination.

The Army uses this sight as well, Robert, which is how I got to see one earlier, and some get damaged in combat. Also, we are arming our Allies, including Muslims with this sight...expect some contentiousness from them on this issue

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | January 21, 2010 1:11 AM

But the Army has a separate contract for even MORE sights. You would think the marines would share with their own first. :)

What kills me is who thinks this stuff UP?!? I mean... who gets paid for that job? Even the Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy, from the Netherlands would question that job w/a very thick Dutch accent.

And they were a VERY patient and tolerant Order.

I think its the hubris of radical religious nutjobs (Muslim & Christian) that amazes me the most. Claiming a knowledge of something that no human being could know with absolute certainty. Yet, they are so sure that they are right, they kill for it. Kill.

Something I'm pretty sure Jesus never did.

I'm also pretty sure Jesus never looked down a rifle sight and watched someone's head explode. Though many have done it in his name ever since.

We ask how and why someone would be so stupid, so short-sighted to do such a thing, well I think the answer is pretty simple. They WANT to bring on Armageddon. This is what these people live for, there is no other reason for them to breath, except to facilitate and even provoke the apocalypse.

It is exactly what radical extremists muslims have been saying it is -- a CRUSADE, in the most biblical, irrational, and endless death for all involved sense of the word.

Scared yet? You should be. As long as religion (the true enemy) is untouchable, we should all be very afraid.

Religion is NOT untoucahble in places where the danger of religion in politics is recognised.

Anti-clericalism is not just the law in some places, it is a great idea for all places